About the art, culture, economics and business of beer and brewing with hosts Jeff Alworth (The Beer Bible, The Secrets of Master Brewers) and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson.
Show 126: Archivist Tiah Edmunson-Morton
On today’s show we are going to discuss one of the most interesting projects in the beer world, the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive. On hand is the architect of that project and its archivist, Tiah Edmunson-Morton. The archive, founded in 2013 and housed at Oregon State University, contains extensive records of published books and periodicals, photographs, and memorabilia. In addition, Tiah has initiated a collection of oral histories with brewers, growers, scientists, with a special focus on women who have worked in the industry. It’s a hugely valuable resource—not just for Oregonians, but beer fans everywhere.
Podcast ESC - Extra Special Crap!
Today we do something we swore we never would--sit around drinking beer. But wait!--there's a method to our madness. A Boston listener sent us some very special beer from New England, and we taste a Maine-grown Cascade fresh-hop saison. Also, Patrick and Jeff encounter East Coast juice tarts from Trillium.
Show 125: What the GABF Winners Tell Us
On October 16, the GABF awarded 271 medals to 240 breweries in their annual competition. On today's show, we look at those winners and see what patterns we can discern. Do different states and regions perform better in certain certain beer styles? We've crunched all the numbers and have all the answers!
Show 124: Virtual Austin Tour with Ruvani De Silva
Today we go on another virtual tour, this time to the warm, brisket-scented city of Austin, Texas. Our tour guide for today’s travel is Ruvani De Silva, whom you may know by her social media handle, Amethyst Heels. Ruvani, an expat Londoner, has embraced her city with gusto and has perhaps the most comprehensive reviews of Austin’s breweries and beery places at her website CraftBeerAmethyst.com.
Show 123: As the IPA Evolves
The broad category of IPAs is at the center of craft brewing, and as such it’s always changing. Over the past several months, we have been noticing a shift in the buzziest member of the IPA family, hazy IPAs. They seem to be getting a bit more bitter, a bit drier, and maybe even a bit less cloudy. Meanwhile, “regular” IPAs are getting fruitier and cloudier. IPAs appear to be on the move, and we discuss what's happening.
Show 122: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewing
We welcome a true luminary to today's show. Garrett Oliver has been Brooklyn Brewery's brewmaster since 1994. He’s written books, judged beer, and been an ambassador for American craft brewing. His newest project, the Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling has a goal to fund technical education and advance the careers of BIPOC individuals in the brewing and distilling industries. In today's episode, we discuss his life and the new foundation.